Rosemary L. Siko

MARION HEIGHTS — Rosemary L. Siko, 56, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was born in Mount Carmel, Aug. 17, 1957, a daughter of John and Genevieve (Watkins) Graboski.

She was a 1975 graduate of Mount Carmel High School.

Rosemary was married at St. Joseph's Church in Mount Carmel, July 26, 1980, to Jerome M. Siko, who preceded her in death Jan. 11, 2012.

She was previously employed by the Mount Carmel Area School District in the housekeeping department. Prior to that, she worked for the former J.K. Operating Corp., Kulpmont, and the former Alumo Products, Mount Carmel.

She enjoyed decorating and taking care of her home. Having daily conversations with her best friend, Nancy Mayton, of Marion Heights, was also very important to her. She also enjoyed caring for the family pets and the occasional glass of sweet wine.

Rosemary is survived by two daughters, Laura C. Siko, of Reston, Va., and Rachel Siko, of State College.

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SIKO — Rosemary L. Siko, 56, of Marion Heights. A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Joseph J. Stutz Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz III, supevisor, is in charge of the arrangements. To leave a condolence for the family, sign the guestbook at In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to the Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville 17901, or visit their website at

Funeral Home

Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home
40 South Market Street Mount Carmel, PA 17851
(570) 339-4300

Published in The News Item on Sept. 3, 2013